Table of Contents April 1995

Discover Magazine's mission is to enable readers to lead richer lives by explaining and expanding their universe.  Each month we bring you in depth information and analysis from various topics ranging from technology and space to the living world we live in.
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If you're looking for hallucinatory life-forms, as well as some of the greatest biodiversity on Earth, head for the nearest beach. And bring a shovel.
Looking for an all-terrain airplane? A hacksaw for titanium? A thumb-size microwave? The wonders of the former Soviet Union are now on sale--but at what price?
The sea was thick with them once; they practically jumped into your boat. Since the time of Columbus we've finished for cod--and now, from Cape Code to Newfoundland, they are fished out.
For nearly 3,000 years this Egyptian woman was safe from prying eyes and hands. Now she's been unwrapped, examined, and autopsied, but she's still not been touched.
A year ago two dozen emergency room staff were mysteriously felled by fumes emanating from a dying young woman. Investigations turned up nothing--until a team of chemists from a nuclear weapons lab got involved.